Welcome:
Dear user, thanks for purchasing this product.
Much investment in time and effort has gone into its development, and it is our hope
that it will give you many years of trouble-free service.
Safety Notice:
1. Do not drop, puncture or disassemble the camera; otherwise the warranty will be voided.
2. Avoid all contact with water, and dry hands before using.
3. Do not expose the camera to high temperature or leave it in direct sunlight. Doing so may
damage the camera.
4. Use the camera with care. Avoid pressing hard on the camera body.
5. For your own safety, avoid using the camera when there is a storm or lightning.
6. Do not use batteries of different specifications. Doing so may lead to the potential for serious
damage.
7. Remove the battery during long periods between usage, as a deteriorated battery may affect
the functionality of the camera.
8. Remove the battery if it shows signs of leaking or distortion.
9. Use only the accessories supplied by the manufacturer.
10. Keep the camera out of the reach of infants.
11. Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
12. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
FCC Compliance Statement:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subjected to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in residential
installations. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
-Move the equipment away from the receiver.
-Plug the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
You are cautioned that any change or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void Your authority to operate such equipment.
If the time arises to throw away your product, please
recycle all the components possible.
Batteries and rechargeable batteries are not to be
disposed in your domestic waste! Please recycle
them at your local recycling point.
Together we can help to protect the environment.
Table of Contents
Getting Started................................................................. 1
Knowing your camcorder parts.............................................................. 1
Installing the battery.............................................................................. 2
Charging the battery.............................................................................. 2
Inserting a memory card (optional)........................................................ 2
Turning on/off your camcorder............................................................... 2
Setting language.................................................................................... 3
Reading LCD indicators......................................................................... 3
Basic Operations............................................................. 4
Recording a video clip........................................................................... 4
Recording a voice clip........................................................................... 4
Taking a still picture............................................................................... 5
Playing back your recordings................................................................ 6
Playing back your recordings on PC..................................................... 7
Connecting the camcorder to TV........................................................... 8
Advanced Operations..................................................... 10
Menu operation...................................................................................... 10
Menu items in Camera mode................................................................ 10
Menu items in Playback mode............................................................... 11
Menu items in Setting mode.................................................................. 12
Battery Life Indicator.............................................................................. 13
Battery Life............................................................................................ 13
Storage Capacity................................................................................... 14
System Requirements........................................................................... 14
Specifications........................................................................................ 15
Getting Started
Knowing your camcorder parts
Internal
Microphone
Lens
Speaker
External
Microphone
Flash strobe
Battery cover
Tripod socket
SD/MMC card slot
LCD monitor
OK key/
Joystick 5-way
AV connector/
Earphone
Zoom (in/out) button
USB connector
HD OUT
MODE button
Power button
Shutter button
Delete button
Macro mode switch
MENU button
Flash switch
Resolution switch
Strap hook
Play button
Record button
AF lock switch
Installing the battery
1.Press the Push button first and slide the battery cover open.
2.Place the accessory Li-Ion battery into the compartment. Note
that the metallic contacts must be aligned with the contacts in the
compartment.
3.After the battery is properly installed, replace the battery cover.
Charging the battery
Please charge the battery at least 8 hours for first time use.
1.Connect the cable.
Connect one end of the supplied AC adapter to the USB port of the
camcorder and the other end to a wall outlet.
OR
Connect one end of the supplied USB cable to the USB port of the camcorder and the other
end to a powered PC. Make sure the camcorder is powered off.
2.The charging LED turns red and the charge starts.
3.When the charging is interrupted or the battery pack is fully charged, the charging LED will
turn green.
When using a PC to charge the battery, do not power on the camcorder, or the charge will stop.
Inserting a memory card (optional)
To insert a memory card, do the followings:
(1) Open the SD/MMC card cover.
(2) Gently push the card until the card reaches the bottom of the slot.
To remove the memory card, gently push the card and it will pop up. Then pull the card
out of the slot.
Turning on/off your camcorder
Open the LCD monitor or press and hold down the Power button for 1 second to turn on
the camcorder.
To turn off the camcorder, press and hold down the Power button for 1 ~ 3 seconds or
close the LCD monitor.
If the camcorder stays inactive for a long period of time, it may automatically
shut down due to the Auto-Off setting.
Setting language
1. Power on the camcorder.
2. Press the MODE key to enter the MODE menu.
3. Use the Joystick switch to select the Setting mode and press OK to enter the menu
screen.
4. Use the Joystick to select the Language item, and then Press OK to confirm.
5. Move the Joystick up/down to select a language.
6. When done, press OK to confirm the setting.
Reading LCD indicators
00:00:05
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
00:06:40
1
Mode icon
Zoom ratio indicator
Video resolution
Flash
Picture resolution
White balance
Continuous shot
Remaining recordable time
AF lock
NightShot
Focus
Stabilizer
Internal memory/SD card inserted
Recording time
Battery life
Basic Operations
Recording a video clip
1. Adjust the focus:
Normally the camcorder can auto focus without adjusting focus. If you want to take closeup pictures, you can push the Up button to switch to Macro mode ( ).
2. Zooming:
Move the Zoom button up or down to zoom in or zoom out the screen.
3. Press the Record button to start recording.
4. Press the Record button again to stop recording.
The zoom function is also available during recording (except in macro mode).
The camcorder has built-in electronic stabilizer, which can only be activated in
HD 720P(60f) / WVGA(60f). In HD 1080P(30f) mode, this function is disabled.
It’s normal that the camcorder will feel slightly warm with continuous use /
recording due to its high performance.
AF lock
When recording in one spot without zooming in / zooming
out or moving around, you can activate the AF lock function
by moving the Joystick right. To disable this function, move
the Joystick right again.
AF lock switch
Recording a voice clip
1. Power on the camcorder.
2. Press the MODE key to enter the MODE menu.
3. Use the Joystick switch to select the Voice Recorder mode and press OK to enter the
menu screen.
4. Press the Record button to start recording
5. Press the Record button again to stop recording.
Taking a still picture
1. Adjust the focus:
Normally the camcorder can auto focus without adjusting focus. If you want to take closeup pictures, you can push the Up button to switch to Macro mode ( ).
2. Zooming:
Move the Zoom button up or down to zoom in or
zoom out the screen.
3. Press the Shutter button half way down and hold for
the camcorder to auto focus. When the focus frame
turns green, press the button fully down to take a still
picture.
focus frame
Due to the sensor capture feature, the LCD preview and ratio of still picture capture will vary depending upon different video resolution settings. The image capture of the camera is set where as video resolutions are different.
Video resolution
Preview
Taking pictures
and focusing
16:9 ratio
4:3 ratio
16:9 ratio
4:3 ratio
HD 1080P(1440x1080)
HD 60f(1280x720)
WVGA 60f(848x480)
Continuous shot
While in preview mode you can capture continuous images
(at video resolution) by “clicking and holding down” the
Joystick. The camcorder will continuously snap shots (up
to 10 per second) until you release the Joystick, or until the
memory is full.
Continuous shot function is disabled in HD
1080P(30f) mode.
OK key / Joystick 5-way
Playing back your recordings
1. Press the MODE button and use the Joystick to switch to “My Works” mode.
Or press the Play/Pause button (
) on the left side of the LCD monitor.
2. There are three folders below My works: Video, Picture, and Voice. Select Video,
Picture or Voice, and then press the OK key to enter the index mode.
3. Operations in playback mode:
File type
How to...
Action
Index mode
Shift between Index
mode and Fullscreen mode
In Index mode, press the OK key to switch to Fullscreen mode. In Full-screen mode, press the MENU
button to switch to Index mode.
Shift between files
1. In Index mode: Use the Joystick to move the
highlight box.
2. In Full-screen mode: Use the Joystick to move
left or right.
Start playing
When selected (in full-screen mode), the file
automatically starts playing.
Pause/Resume
playing
During playing/While paused, press the OK key.
Adjust the volume
level
During playing, use the Joystick to move up or down.
Stop playing
During playing, press the MODE button.
Return to the
preview screen
Press the Shutter button.
Fast forward
During playing, use the Joystick to move right. To
stop, press the OK key.
Fast backward
During playing, use the Joystick to move left. To stop,
press the OK key.
Zoom in/out
Use the Joystick to move up or down.
Lock/Release zoom
ratio
When the zoom ratio is greater than 1.0x, press the
OK key.
Browse the enlarged
picture
When the zoom ratio is locked, use the Joystick to
browse the picture.
Full-screen mode
Video & Audio
Picture
Playing back your recordings on PC
Installing software
Please notice that the recorded videos are .mov format. So you need some special
programs to view the recordings on PC. For first time use, please make sure you have
QuickTime 7.0 (or above) player on your PC. If not, please download the QuickTime
player from the website.
OR
Please install the software on the bundled CD.
Connecting to PC and Saving files
After the software is properly installed on your PC, please follow the procedures listed
below.
1. Turn on the camcorder.
2. Connect the camcorder (with SD card inserted) to your computer with the USB cable.
3. A dialogue window will appear automatically. Please select the item “Open folder to
view files” and click “OK”.
4. If the dialogue window does not appear automatically, you may double click on “My
computer” and open the “Removable Drive”.
5. Double-click on the DCIM file folder.
6. Double-click on the 100MEDIA file folder.
7. Copy the files you wish to keep and save them to the desired location on your
computer.
Connecting the camcorder to TV
Please follow the below instructions to connect your camcorder and
TV via accessory AV cables for real-time display. You can display your
video clips and still pictures on your TV, sharing them with your friends
and family.
Connecting the camcorder to HDTV
HD TV hereby means the HDTV built-in component input ports, thus can perform
HD high resolution quality while connected.
HD TV
(green)
(blue)
Component Video in
(red)
(red)
(white)
AV
Component Audio in
<AV cable> (yellow)
HD OUT
(Do not plug in Yellow Cable)
<Component Video cable>
1. Turn on your HD TV.
2. Turn on the Camcorder.
3. Plug one end of the component video cable into the (Component
Video IN) port on the HDTV and the other end into the (HD OUT) port
on the Camcorder.
4. Plug one end of the other AV cable into the (Component Audio IN) port
on the HDTV and the other end into the (AV) port on the Camcorder.
(Please do not plug in the yellow connector to the HDTV’s AV-IN.)
5. Press the input switch mode on the HDTV and select “Component
Input”.
If you record an HD resolution clip while connected to your HD TV, the TV display video resolution will down size to WVGA resolution due to data bit rate, but the recorded file will remain HD with no change.
The HD TV will display your video clips in 1080i (60 fields) resolution mode although it is recorded in 1080P (30 frames) setting.
Connecting the camcorder to Standard TV
TV = Traditional CRT TV
AV mode
AV
AV-IN
Video
Audio
AV cable
1. Power on your TV and switch the TV to AV mode.
2. Connect the audio and video ends of the AV cable (yellow/white/red color)
to the TV “AV-IN” jacks.
3. Power on the camcorder.
4. Connect the other end of the AV cable to the “AV” port on your camcorder.
When the pop-up message appears on the screen, please select “AV-Out”.
Advanced Operations
Menu operation
The menu items provide several options for you to fine-tune your camera functions.
The following table gives details on menu operations.
How to...
Action
Bring up the menu
Press the MENU button.
Move the highlight bar
Use the Joystick to move up or down.
Enter sub-menu/Confirm an item
Press the OK key.
Exit menu/Go back to upper menu
Press the MENU button (when in sub-menu).
Menu items in Camera mode
Power-on → Press the Menu button.
Item
Video
Resolution
Option
Set the video resolution to HD 1080P (1440x1080 pixels).
HD 60f(720P)
Set the video resolution to HD 60f (1280x720 pixels).
WVGA
60f(DVD)
On
Flash Strobe
Auto
Off
Set the video resolution to WVGA 60f (848x480 pixels).
The flash is forced to fire in every shot.
The flash automatically fires when the lighting is insufficient.
The flash is disabled.
On/Off
Enabling this setting allows you to take a photograph with a dark
background. Since the shutter speed will slow down when taking
photographs at a dark place, we recommend using a tripod to
eliminate blurring from hand shake.
Warning: Noise increases when NightShot is enabled.
Warning: The stabilizer function is disabled when NightShot
is enabled.
EV
-2~+2
Enabling this setting allows you to take a photograph with a dark
background. Since the shutter speed will slow down when taking
photographs at a dark place, we recommend using a tripod to
eliminate blurring from hand shake.
Warning: Noise increases when NightShot is enabled.
Selftimer
On/Off
Enable/Disable the selftimer. After the selftimer is turned on, the
camera will have ten seconds delay before recording when the
Shutter button is pressed.
NightShot
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Description
HD 1080P(30f)
Menu items in Camera mode (continued)
Item
Option
Continuous
Shot
(at video
resolution)
On/Off
Auto
White
Balance
Enable/Disable continuous shot function.
The camera automatically adjusts white balance.
Sunny
This setting is suitable for outdoor recording in sunny weather.
Cloudy
This setting is suitable for recording in cloudy weather or shady
environments.
Fluorescent
This setting is suitable for indoor recording with fluorescent lamp
lighting, or environments with high color temperature.
Tungsten
Normal
Effect
Description
Black & White
This setting is suitable for indoor recording with incandescent lamp
lighting, or environments with low color temperature.
Make recordings in natural color.
Make recordings in black and white.
Classic
Make recordings in sepia-toned color.
AF Lock
On/Off
Enable/Disable auto focus function.
Stabilizer
On/Off
Enable/Disable stabilizer function. Stabilizer function can prevent
the image from blurring causing by hand shake.
Menu items in Playback mode
Power-on → Press the MODE button → Use the Joystick to switch to My Works mode
→ Select Video, Picture or Voice folder→ Press the OK button → Press the MENU
button.
Item
Option
Delete One
Yes/No
Delete current file.
Description
Delete All
Yes/No
Delete all pictures and video/audio files stored in the memory.
Lock
Yes/No
Single, multiple, or all files can be locked. A locked file cannot
be erased by a delete function. While the formatting function will
erase all locked/unlocked files.
Repeat All
All
The camera displays images/video clips in sequence. You can
press the OK key to stop the slide show/video play.
* If there are no files in the camera, no items will be seen.
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Menu items in Setting mode
Power-on → Press the MODE button → Select the Setting (
the OK button.
Item
Option
Clock
-
Set date and time.
-
Let you select the language used for OSD.
Language
Beep
Disable beep sound.
On
Enable beep sound.
Disable beep sound, but keep Shutter sound.
Start Movie
On/Off
Enable/Disable start movie function.
Icon
On/Off
Enable/Disable OSD icons to display on the screen.
LCD
Brightness
-2~+2
Set LCD brightness. A positive value makes the LCD brighter;
while a negative value makes the LCD dimmer.
NTSC
Set TV system compatibility to NTSC. This option is suitable for
America, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea areas.
PAL
Set TV system compatibility to PAL. This option is suitable for
Germany, England, Italy, Netherlands, China, Japan, and Hong
Kong.
50Hz
Set flicker frequency to 50Hz*.
60Hz
Set flicker frequency to 60Hz*.
TV System
Flicker
Off
Auto Off
Format
Default
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Description
Off
Shutter On
) mode → Press
Disable Auto-off function.
1 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive for
over 1 minute.
3 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive for
over 3 minutes.
5 min
The camera automatically shuts down when staying inactive for
over 5 minutes.
Yes
Format the storage medium. Note that all files stored in the
medium will be gone.
No
Cancel action.
On
Restore factory defaults. Note that your current settings will be
overridden.
Off
Cancel action.
Menu items in Setting mode (continued)
* Flicker settings table:
Region
England
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Netherlands
Russia
Setting
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
50Hz
Region
Portugal
America
Taiwan
China
Japan
Korea
Thailand
Setting
50Hz
60Hz
60Hz
50Hz
50/60Hz
60Hz
50Hz
Battery Life Indicator
Icon
Description
Full battery life
Moderate battery life
Low battery life
* The flash strobe and the LED lights will be disabled.”
Empty battery life
Note: To avoid sudden outage of power supply, you are recommended to replace the
battery when the icon indicates low battery life.
Battery Life
Still picture
Video clip
Number of shots
Recording time (minute)
110
* shoot every 30 seconds
** flash is off
*** resolution is set to 5M (2592x1944)
50
* resolution is set to 720P 60f
(1080x720 @60f)
Note: This table is for your reference only. The actual battery life depends on your battery type and recharge level.
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Storage Capacity
Video (min.)
Memory
HD 1080P 30f /
HD 720P 60f
Still picture
WVGA 60f
5M
SD card (256MB)
3
7
145
SD card (512MB)
7
15
290
SD card (1GB)
15
30
580
SD card (2GB)
30
60
1160
SD card (4GB)
60
120
2320
Note: The actual value of capacity may vary (up to ± 30%) depending on the
color saturation and complexity of your subject and surroundings.
System Requirements
System requirements are different in different video resolution settings:
Video Resolution
HD 1080P (1440x1080)
@30fps
HD 60f (1280x720) @60fps
PC system requirements
OS = Windows XP SP2, Vista or above
CPU = Pentium 4 3.2GHz Core 2 Dual or above
System RAM = 1GB (2GB recommended)
Graphic card = 256MB of RAM
OS = Windows XP SP2, Vista or above
WVGA 60f (848x480) @60fps
CPU = Pentium 4 3.2GHz or above
System RAM = 512MB (1GB recommended)
Graphic card = 256MB of RAM
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Specifications
Item
Description
Model
5 Mega-pixel camera
Image sensor
5 Mega (2592x1944 pixels)
Resolution
Still image: 5M(2592x1944)
1440x1080 (HD 1080P)
1280x720 (HD 60f)
848x480 (WVGA 60f)
Lens
Optical zoom lens
Digital zoom
4X (2X in 1080P mode)
File format
MOV, JPEG, WAV
Video frame rate
1440x1080, up to 30fps (HD 1080P)
1280x720, up to 60fps (HD 60f)
848x480, up to 60fps (WVGA 60f)
Internal memory
Yes
External memory
SD/MMC card (up to 32GB SDHC)
LCD display
3” LCD
TV out
HDTV Component out, NTSC/PAL system supported
Interface
USB 2.0
Voice recorder
Yes
Microphone
internal (stereo); external mic jack
Speaker
Yes
Nightshot
Yes (both in still image and video modes)
E.I.S.
Electronic Image Stabilization (Only available in 720P 60fps
and WVGA 60 fps, the video resolution mode)
Battery
NP60 compatible Li-ion rechargeable battery
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
For more information on camcorder details and more advanced operations, please
refer to the electronic manual included in the accessory CD.
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